Mood board: Sew Liberated’s Schoolhouse Tunic

After I posted my finished Clara Dress, Danica from the Sew Liberated pattern company offered me a free pattern in return for a link to my post after I finish it. Who could resist such a lovely offer?

Enter the Schoolhouse Tunic!

The picture on the pattern envelope has a boho chic vibe going; but, after checking my stash, I decided to go in a completely different direction. Here’s the mood board:

This is going more preppy than boho chic.

I originally bought the preppy stripe and white fabrics to make a traditional shirt.

The Schoolhouse Tunic has an empire line (a seam just below the bust), a placket that turns to the wrong side and is top-stitched down, and three-quarter-length sleeves. It is designed to be worn over a camisole.

My plan is to turn that placket to the outside and make it white. I also want to add simple white cuffs (bands, really) to the end of the sleeves. I’m not sure how I will run the stripes. I may make them horizontal on the upper bodice and vertical on the lower bodice.

The Schoolhouse Tunic presents an interesting fitting and design challenge. While tunics are generally a flattering look on me, the combination of an empire line and the need for a full-bust adjustment could very well result in a garment that looks like a maternity top.

Shudder.

I am counting on a good fitting job to prevent that. If it all comes together like I hope, it should be a nice layering piece.

 

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6 thoughts on “Mood board: Sew Liberated’s Schoolhouse Tunic

  1. Jilly September 12, 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply

    I lived your version of the Clara dress can’t wait to see what you do with this one!

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  2. Linderhof September 30, 2014 at 11:23 am Reply

    Yes, you may use brown sugar — I have!

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  3. Jessica Cangiano November 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm Reply

    I really like the direction you’re taking this pattern in. The crisp, lovely striped fabric makes me think of something a mid-century art teacher or artist in their studio might very well have been spotted sporting.

    Happy sewing, dear Jeanne Marie!

    ♥ Jessica

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    • Jeanne Marie November 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm Reply

      You have the vision! Unfortunately, as you’ll see in my next post, it didn’t quite work out.

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